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Wisdom Teeth Extraction Edmonton

Wisdom Teeth Extraction Edmonton

Edmonton's Trusted Wisdom Teeth Removal Dental Clinic

Wisdom teeth are molars that are found in the back of your mouth that usually emerge in your late teens. Wisdom teeth are commonly poorly aligned and don’t have enough space to grow properly, which damages the surrounding teeth and causes pain and infections. This is why most people need to have their wisdom teeth removed. It is important to remove wisdom teeth at a younger age whenever possible. This allows for a smoother procedure and better healing. At our Dental Clinic in Mill Creek / Ritchie, we provide wisdom teeth extractions at low cost, following the Alberta Dental Fee Guide.

Impacted Wisdom Teeth

Our team is experienced with wisdom teeth extraction cases. Dr. Shah is trusted by other clinics to handle their advanced wisdom teeth surgeries. We offer complimentary wisdom teeth consultations with Dr. Shah and the Lumos Team so you can visit us and discuss any questions you may have. With proper planning and preparation, wisdom teeth extractions can be a smooth and comfortable process for you.

Impacted Wisdom Teeth

Wisdom teeth do not always come out from under your gums properly aligned with the rest of your molars. As a matter of fact, this is rare as wisdom teeth are usually impacted, meaning they are not able to come out properly through your gum line due to lack of space, misalignment and because of the proximity of adjacent teeth. This results in problems such as:

  • Pain
  • Trapping food and debris behind the wisdom tooth
  • Infection or gum disease (periodontal disease)
  • Tooth decay in a partially erupted wisdom tooth
  • Damage to a nearby tooth or surrounding bone
  • Development of a fluid-filled sac (cyst) around the wisdom tooth
  • Complications with orthodontic treatments to straighten other teeth

What Are the Different Types of Wisdom Tooth Impactions?

  • Soft Tissue Impaction: In this case, there is not enough room to allow the gum tissue to retract for adequate cleaning (and use) of the tooth.
  • Partial Bony Impaction: There is enough space for the wisdom tooth to partially erupt. However, the eruption is not enough to allow the tooth to perform necessary functions (chewing, etc.) and the patient will not be able to brush or floss the area properly.
  • Complete Bony Impaction: There is no space for the wisdom tooth to erupt. In this instance, the tooth remains embedded in the jaw bone. This can cause long term damage to the second molar and its bone support. A cyst or tumor can also form around this wisdom tooth in the jaw bone.

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205-9562 82 Ave NW, Edmonton, AB T6C 0Z8
(780) 433-0222

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Monday
9 am - 5.00 pm

Tuesday
9 am - 7.00 pm

Wednesday
9 am - 5.00 pm

Thursday
9 am - 7.00 pm

Friday
9 am - 4.00 pm

Saturday
9 am - 4.00 pm
(By Appointment)